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Governments Invest $11,637,562.50 in Niagara West in Water Infrastructure Projects

Beamsville – Investments in key infrastructure projects build strong and healthy communities across Canada. From roads and community centres – to public transit and water and wastewater systems – reliable infrastructure provides communities with opportunities to grow and develop today so that they can be resilient in the face of tomorrow.

That is why both levels of government have been taking decisive action to support families and businesses, while boosting economic growth, improving quality of life, creating jobs, and building strong, healthy communities across the province.

Today, Sam Oosterhoff, MPP for Niagara West, announced $11,637,562.5 in joint funding for three community water infrastructure projects in Grimsby, Lincoln and Pelham to improve drinking water infrastructure.

“The infrastructure investments announced today help protect our access to clean and safe drinking water for families right here in Niagara and across the province,” said Sam Oosterhoff, MPP for Niagara West.

“The joint funding for 144 water infrastructure projects across Ontario include important water upgrades in Grimsby, Lincoln and Pelham. Once again, Premier Doug Ford and the Ontario PC Government are getting the job done for the people of Niagara.”

“I continue to advocate for federal investments in critical local infrastructure in Niagara West like the clean water projects announced in Grimsby, Lincoln and Pelham today,” said Dean Allison, MP for Niagara West.

“While most of this infrastructure is underground and unseen, these important upgrades our necessary for continued access to a clean and safe water supply.”

This investment is being made through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, a cost-shared, application-based infrastructure funding opportunity.

The Government of Ontario is investing over $3,878,799.58 toward these three projects.

“Today’s green infrastructure investments will bring long-lasting benefits to thousands of residents across Ontario. These 144 projects will provide increased access to clean water, improve the reliability of our water systems, and protect health and safety,” said the Hon. Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure.

“This investment is just one of the many ways our government is building a cleaner, more sustainable Ontario for today, and for generations to come.”

The clean water projects include $1,659,000.75 in provincial funding to replace watermains and install SMART hydrants in the Town of Lincoln, $1,344,886.33 in provincial funding to replace watermains and fire hydrants in the Town of Pelham and $874,912.50 in provincial funding to replace watermains, service pipes and fire hydrants in the Town of Grimsby.

These improvements will help ensure that residents continue to have reliable access to clean drinking water, while enhancing the reliability and capacity of the local water infrastructure systems.

These projects are a part of a joint investment towards 144 water infrastructure projects across Ontario that will provide residents with safer and more reliable drinking water and drinking water infrastructure. The Government of Ontario is providing more than $140.5 million in these projects, Infrastructure Canada is investing more than $190.2 million, while recipients are contributing more than $108.5 million.